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Last Saturday, Reese Witherspoon’s clone daughter, Ava Phillippe, made her society debut along with 19 other young women at the 25th annual Bal des Debutantes in Paris. According to its website, the très fancy event is meant to promote the “French way of life,” raise money for various international charities and celebrate the daughters of prominent families from across the globe. The girls all wear couture gowns and ornate jewelry, and each one must attend with an escort.

If this sounds to you like a fancy Parisian version of an American cotillion or deb ball, thenyou’re absolutely right (the idea of debutantes originated in France, after all). Phillippe was one of five American girls invited to the event and looked like an absolute dream as she danced the night away, mom in tow.

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Phillippe wore a long-sleeve Giambattista Valli haute couture gown with an impressive ball skirt and was escorted by Maharaja Padmanabh Singh, a member of Jaipur’s royal family. To be honest, we’d be pretty terrified just walking down a flight of stairs in a couture ball gown (especially alongside royalty), but Phillippe looked graceful as can be as she kicked off the entire evening with a waltz to a song from La La Land.

Of course, she didn’t just look the part. Phillippe demonstrated her proper Southern manners with a delightful thank-you note in the form of an Instagram post calling out all the incredible people she met through Le Bal.

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